Harry Hahn, the patriarch of Pennsylvania credit unions, celebrated his 102nd birthday Tuesday in Erie.

Until his formal retirement in June as a nonvoting director of Erie FCU, Hahn was thought to be the nation’s oldest living CU volunteer.

His credit union career has spanned more than 60 years and includes 15 as a director of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association.

One bit of sage advice Hahn gave to a local reporter: “Everyone should become a credit union volunteer and get the most out of life.”